In order to give a better understanding about how the violin photographs are produced from a technical aspect photographer Jan Roehrmann notices the following short information:
I split into two main blocks - The first 50% consists of light and camera, - The second 50% is down to the digital workflow.
Using soft flashlights with high power, I can get the best balance between distance, distribution of light and sharpness of the object. In addition using a mid format camera, originally a 6 X 8 Fuji film camera with vertical and horizontal shift adjustments and a bellow in between just like a purely mechanical camera, that is equipped with a 40 million megapixel high resolution digital back of Phase One which allows a highly detailed mapping of the instruments.
Then the photographs are put through a special camera software. All the important things like colour balancing or the colour profiles are done in here before processing into the regular professional Photoshop software. The workflow continues on a professional colour balanced screen - which guarantees the natural colour of the instrument. The photographs are then run through a professional rip to be printed as a reference proof, while the instrument is still with us.
Light, camera and digital workflow constituted for only the next 50% - to get a perfect printed publication the printing studio process is the very important next step - but that is on another paper...